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what's the difference between the alpha version and the regular one. which one do i want to try? I'm on xp.
 

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Yakkum -

Personally, I would opt for the version that is not in the "Alpha" stage. In essence the Aphla indicates the very early stage of development of software. Sometimes the bugs/conflicts have not yet been discovered.
 
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Alpha is not an alpha version of the software.... it is referring to the Alternate version of windows decicated to the DEC Alpha version os windows which runs on the DEC alpha processor and platform rather than the Intel x86 (which inclused p4 and athlons) platform.
DEC Alpha is a full RISC processor for high volume servers
 

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OK, now I'm lost;

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/alpha_version.html

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"A very early version of a software product that may not contain all of the features that are planned for the final version. Typically, software goes through two stages of testing before it is considered finished. The first stage, called alpha testing, is often performed only by users within the organization developing the software. The second stage, called beta testing , generally involves a limited number of external users."
 
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Alpha version software (as in pre beta) is untested software that still has bugs etc...
Alpha in THIS case refers to the DEC Alpha version of windows that only runs on the DEC Alpha processor.
The DEC Alpha is a RISC processor (RISC is Reduced complexity instruction set) which is based on a motorolla processor similar to Apple computers. In alot of cases when there are 2 links and one says Alpha next to it, they are not speaking of a pre release version they are referring to the DEC Alpha version of the software.
http://h18003.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/
That is a link to HP's alpha based server page.
 

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